Okay, so I didn’t really make a picnic for the Queen this week to meet the GBBO brief for the final week (sob – the final!) … but I had a bunch of even more discerning guests: my NCT mummy pals and their gorgeous babies. Ioan’s little buddies would need to be impressed.
But whilst my friends would need a good feed, Ioan would also need mothering: catering and a three month old baby are not necessarily compatible, especially when the baby is overtired after several hours of making Christmas presents with mummy.
So I took a few shortcuts with the quantities as 12 individual anything was not going to happen. I did make 12 sausage rolls (using chicken sausages thanks to Heck, as one of my guests doesn’t eat pork), but just made one large savoury tart – a red onion and goats cheese tart tatin.
I made 12 (or maybe 10!) cheese scones with pumpkin seeds (scraped out from the pumpkin I carved for Halloween).
I baked a chocolate Guinness cake (courtesy of Nigella), which looks impressive but is so simple to make, and one large raspberry tart with a digestive biscuit and biscoff base, marscarpone ‘custard’ filling, topped with fresh raspberries.
We mums had the chance to relax with a glass of prosecco (or two) while our little bundles of joy played with their toys (well, until they all started kicking off and demanding our attention!).
Thanks to Jo, Jo-Ann, Natasha and Helen for helping me eat this Bake Off feast.
Ioan has been relaxing after a lovely afternoon with his mates:
See what my fellow bloggers came up with over with Jenny at Mummy Mishaps, and thanks so much to Jenny for organising the Great Bloggers Bake Off once again.